Yasmin Ezzatvar

Yasmin Ezzatvar
University of Valencia | UV · Nursing

Doctor of Physical Therapy

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Background Physical function is an independent predictor of numerous chronic diseases, but its association with all-cause mortality in older adults diagnosed with cancer has received little attention. Objective The aim of this study was to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis on the prospective association between physical function and al...
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Introduction: The inverse association between cardiorespiratory fitness and all-cause mortality in apparently healthy populations has been previously reported; however, the existence of this association among adults diagnosed with cancer is unclear. Aim: To determine the association between cardiorespiratory fitness and all-cause mortality in ad...
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Background Cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) is inversely associated with mortality in apparently healthy subjects and in some clinical populations, but evidence for the association between CRF and all-cause and/or cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality in patients with established CVD is lacking. This study aimed to quantify this association. Meth...
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Aims/hypothesis The aim of this work was to quantify racial/ethnic differences in risk for future diabetic complications and all-cause mortality by performing a meta-analysis of prospective studies. Methods A systematic search in PubMed and EMBASE was performed from inception to May 2021. Prospective cohort studies that reported HRs and associated...
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The present systematic review with meta-analysis sought to estimate the accuracy of different waist-to-height ratio (WHtR) cut-off ranges as risk indicators for cardiometabolic health in different populations of children and adolescents. Systematic searches were undertaken to identify studies in apparently healthy participants aged 3-18 years that...
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The aim of the study is to evaluate whether exercise interventions are associated with improved glycaemic control in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM), and to examine its relationship with the characteristics of the intervention (i.e., type, intensity, length, and duration of the sessions). Eligible criteria were randomi...
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Recurrence is a frequent and undesirable outcome after hallux valgus (HV) surgery. However, the prevalence of HV recurrence and the pre- and postoperatory factors associated with it have not been adequately studied. This study aimed to quantify the prevalence rate of HV recurrence and to analyze its predisposing factors. MEDLINE and EMBASE database...
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Long periods of free-movement restrictions may negatively affect cardiorespiratory fitness and health. The present study investigated changes after the COVID-19 confinement in maximal oxygen intake (VO2 max) levels in a sample of 89 Spanish school children aged 12 and 14 years at baseline (49.8% girls). The 20-m shuttle run test served to estimate...
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A Correction to this paper has been published: https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1007/s00431-021-04107-x
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Lifestyle factors such as smoking, sedentarism, low physical activity levels, and overweight are associated with poor health, and they can potentially influence work ability. However, it remains unknown which lifestyle habits are associated with work ability among physical therapists (PTs). The aim of this study was to examine the associations betw...
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Knee osteoarthritis is a chronic joint disease which damages articular cartilage. In its severe stages, it results in impairments in balance and muscle strength loss, which affect daily life activities such as walking or climbing stairs. This study sought to investigate associated factors with stair-climbing ability in this population, with special...
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The Work Ability Index (WAI) is a validated and widely used tool in occupational research. However, normative values for physical therapists (PTs) by age and sex are lacking. Although the nature of PTs' work is physically demanding, it is unknown whether muscular fitness is associated with their WAI. This study sought to provide reference WAI data...
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The relationship between adherence to the Mediterranean Diet (MD), physical activity (PA), sedentary behaviour and physical fitness levels has been analysed in several studies; however, there is mixed evidence among youth. Thus, this study aimed to meta-analyse the associations between adherence to the MD and PA, sedentary behaviour, and physical f...
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Objective: This study sought to analyze the prospective association between vigorous-intensity physical activity (VPA) and health-related outcomes in children and adolescents. Methods: Studies reporting associations between device-measured VPA and health-related factors in children and adolescents aged 3–18 years were identified through database se...
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Background: Physical function is an independent predictor of numerous chronic diseases, but its association with all-cause mortality in older adults diagnosed with cancer has received little attention. Objective: The aim of this study was to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis on the prospective association between physical function and a...
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Muscle tissue typically contains only small amounts of adipose tissue, and the excess deposition of adiposity is considered a pathological phenomenon termed myosteatosis. Several studies have assessed the effects of exercise alone on the severity of myosteatosis, and some studies have reported promising results. We performed a systematic review and...
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Low back pain (LBP) is the leading cause of disability and one of the most common reasons for physician visits in primary care, with a 33% rate of recurrence during the first year. However, the most optimal exercise program in this context remains unknown. The objective was to evaluate the effectiveness of a group-based progressive strength trainin...
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PurposeMulti-site musculoskeletal pain (MP) is common among health care professionals and is considered a threat to work ability and thereby a long and healthy working life. However, literature is scarce regarding these associations among physical therapists (PTs). This study aims to quantify the prevalence of local and multi-site MP among PTs, to...
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The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared a world pandemic due to COVID-19, and several enacted measures such as compulsory confinement may have collateral consequences on both physical and mental health. We aimed to investigate associations between current physical activity (PA) and current perceived anxiety and mood among a sample of Spani...
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Background: Musculoskeletal pain (MP) is common among health care professionals, including physical therapists (PTs). The physically demanding nature of their work might contribute to increase MP rates. Strength training has a positive effect on musculoskeletal health and MP. However, no studies have evaluated the association of strength training...
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Background Hospital porters are possibly exposed to the greatest mechanical loads within the hospital environment. However, the evidence about preventive strategies in this population is scarce. Objective To investigate the effect of a workplace-based progressive resistance-training program on musculoskeletal pain among hospital porters. Method A...
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Purpose Physical therapists (PTs) have a high risk of developing musculoskeletal pain (MP) due to the physically demanding nature of their work tasks. Experience or the specialty area, have been associated with MP, however, previous studies are few and small. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between work-related factors and...
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Purpose Musculoskeletal pain (MP) is common among workers, especially for health-care professionals. Paradoxically, many of those rehabilitating patients for pain—that is, physical therapists (PTs)—also have pain. Adequate levels of physical activity are recommended for cardiovascular and musculoskeletal health. However, the association between phy...
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Low back pain (LBP) is one of the most frequent health problems worldwide affecting both work and personal life. While physical exercise focusing on the core muscles is commonly used as part of treatment, there is no systematic overview of exercise specificity and intensity among people with chronic LBP (CLBP). This manuscript aims to systematicall...
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Purpose This study investigates the effectiveness of preoperative high-intensity strength training (with a special emphasis on lower limb muscle strength and secondarily on balance training) on postural control after TKA. Methods Forty-four subjects (7 men, 37 women, and mean age 66.7 ± 3.9 years) scheduled for unilateral TKA for osteoarthritis (O...
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Although the inclusion of low-cost ICTs in physical therapy-based research is becoming more and more common and evidences promising results derived from their use in both assessment and rehabilitation of physical deficits, their integration in the clinical practice is still limited. Lack of academic training on this subject, which has been evidence...
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The aim of the present study was to investigate the prognostic value of geriatric conditions beyond age after acute coronary syndrome. This was a prospective cohort design including 342 patients (from October 1, 2010, to February 1, 2012) hospitalized for acute coronary syndrome, older than 65 years, in whom 5 geriatric conditions were evaluated at...
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Background: The subject “Information and Communication Technologies” (ICT) has been implemented recently in the first year of the Physical Therapy Degree at University of Valencia. This subject lays the foundations of other subjects such as Biomechanics, Statistics, Research methodology or the Final Project Degree, in which ICT play an essential r...
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Background: For Physical Therapy undergraduate students, it becomes a challenge to understand the meaning of several specific concepts learnt in subjects such as Anatomy, Physiology, Neuroscience, Pathophysiology, and so on. These subjects include specific vocabulary that usually is not easy to understand. Therefore, according to the proposals of...
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Context: The supraspinatus muscle has an important role in the stabilization of the glenohumeral joint. Identifying abnormalities concerning its size and the subacromial space in the presence of pain may be relevant to provide more specific treatments focused on the etiology of pain. Objective: to determinate whether painful shoulder causes chan...
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Purpose The benefits of preoperative training programmes compared with alternative treatment are unclear. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a high-intensity preoperative resistance training programme in patients waiting for total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Methods Forty-four subjects (7 men, 37 women) scheduled for unilat...
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Background: The Physical Therapy Degree program is composed by several subjects which combine theory and practice. During the learning process, several assessment tools are given. In the end of their studies, students should have learnt more than 50 different scales and questionnaires which allow them to have a better comprehension of the physical,...
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Background: In the Physical Therapy Degree program, there are several subjects whose contents are related to the comprehension and performance of orthopaedic tests, which are used to evaluate abnormal conditions of the human body. Traditionally, these tests have been explained by the use of books, written descriptions or PowerPoint slides, and the...
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Objective. -To create a learning tool which makes possible to learn anatomy, physiology, orthopaedic tests and their clinical procedure on the most common body disarrays. Methods. -A web page has been created (www.uv.es/fisitest) in three languages (Spanish, Catalonian and English), with free educational material (under Creative Commons License) de...

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Information about his special issue can be found in the following link: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph/special_issues/health_behaviour_covid